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Giselinde Kuipers

Professor of Cultural Sociology
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research affiliations: the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Teaches in: Bachelor, M.A. and PhD programs in sociology at the University of Amsterdam; and the Research Master in the Sociology of Media, Culture and the Arts at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Principal Investigator, Towards a Comparative Sociology of Beauty (ERC Starting grant, 2010-2015)

Editor-in-chief: HUMOR International Journal of Humor Research

Columnist, Sociologisch Mokum

I have been appointed Full Professor of Cultural Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, starting 1 September 2012.

Our survey for the beauty project is online, and all inhabitants of the Netherlands are invited to participate. The link to the survey can be found here.

Inaugural lecture for the Norbert Elias Chair at Erasmus University Rotterdam: "Her Majesty's Bicycle: On national habitus and sociological comparison" (11 June 2010). The original Dutch text can be found here, the English translation here

Research interests:
cultural sociology and sociology of culture, social theory, media studies, comparative-historical sociology, process sociology, globalization and transnational culture, sociology of beauty and the body, humor, media, television, translation, cultural industries and production of culture, popular culture, sociology of taste, and of course, the bicycle

M.A. (cum laude), cultural anthropology, Utrecht University (1995)

PhD (cum laude), sociology, University of Amsterdam (2001)

                                                                                                                               (Photograph courtesy of Bob Bronshoff.)